HC Deb 27 October 1960 vol 627 cc325-6W
Mrs. Hill

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how the recent comparison was made with outside firms, as recommended by a Royal Commission in 1955, in relation to the executive class of the Civil Service; how leave and superannuation differences were assessed, and what were the unquantifiable outside benefits which were set against the differences; what proportion of the resulting salary increase represents a payment matching those undefined outside benefits; and what is the total annual amount of that proportion.

Mr. Barber

The Civil Service Pay Research Unit made a survey of comparable work in forty-four concerns in the public and private sectors and provided information on differences in leave and superannuation. These differences and unquantifiable benefits such as travel concessions, discount facilities, housing loans and long-service awards, were taken into account in the negotiations, but it is not possible to identify any of the resulting salary increases as matching the unquantifiable outside benefits.